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What is a journeyman lineman?

What is a journeyman lineman?

Journeymen linemen build and maintain electrical power systems. They do all the work from the point of generation (power plants) all the way to the customer’s meter. The lines may be on overhead structures (up to 300′) or in underground vaults or trenches.

Is a journeyman the same as a lineman?

A journeyman is a competent lineman (outside electrician) or wireman (inside electrician) who has completed an apprenticeship but hasn’t yet become a master electrician.

What is a lineman USA?

A lineworker (lineman (American English), linesman (British English), powerline technician (PLT), or powerline worker) is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission, telecommunications lines (cable, internet and phone) and distribution lines.

What are power line workers called?

Line installers and repairers
Line installers and repairers, also known as line workers, install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.

Who makes more lineman or electrician?

Because of the risks and the challenging work environment, the average salary is higher for linesmen. In 2017, the annual salary for an electrician was $54,110, while for linemen it was $69,380. The top-earning linemen in the U.S. make more than $99,000 per year.

What is the salary of a lineman?

Lineman Salary

Percentile Salary Location
25th Percentile Lineman Salary $75,653 US
50th Percentile Lineman Salary $81,043 US
75th Percentile Lineman Salary $83,060 US
90th Percentile Lineman Salary $84,897 US

Is lineman a hard job?

This is a very hard and demanding role that you take on. When you first start in the career process, you will need to be physically and mentally fit. There is a lot of training, a lot of knowledge that needs to be retained, as you will be tested annually on it and your life depends on it.

Where do lineman make the most money?

Highest paying cities in United States for Journeyman Linemen

  • Everett, WA. 10 salaries reported. $50.91. per hour.
  • Golden, CO. 6 salaries reported. $47.54. per hour.
  • Phoenix, AZ. 14 salaries reported. $47.48. per hour.
  • Denver, CO. 7 salaries reported. $43.02. per hour.
  • Las Vegas, NV. 5 salaries reported. $42.92. per hour.